Wright City aldermen say they recently were contacted by a representative of the Greyhound bus company, who wanted to get input on the possibility of setting up a bus stop in Wright …
Wright City aldermen say they recently were contacted by a representative of the Greyhound bus company, who wanted to get input on the possibility of setting up a bus stop in Wright City.
According to Board of Aldermen President Ramiz Hakim, the long-distance bus service is interested in Wright City because of the town’s location along Interstate 70.
“The small location would initially be used as a stop on its way to Kansas City, but may expand in the future based off demand,” Hakim wrote on Facebook, while also soliciting public feedback.
Public responses to the information were mixed, with some community members saying they see this as a valuable service, while many others said the company should be kept out of Wright City because of fears that bus travelers would cause crime and nuisances.
Greyhound bus lines operate by selling tickets for trips between predetermined stops. According to the company’s website, the nearest pickup locations to Wright City are in Troy, Columbia and Fulton. A Google Maps search indicates that a former Greyhound stop in Wentzville has been closed, and the Wentzville stop is not listed on the company’s website.
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